Tamara Myers

First Name: 

Tamara

Last Name: 

Myers

Full Title: 

Associate Professor

Email: 

Education: 

PhD, McGill University

Interests: 

Modern North American Society; History of Youth, Policing, Juvenile Justice, Gender, Girlhood, Activism and Visual Culture

Address: 

MG 340

Profile: 

Tamara Myers is the author of Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945; coeditor of Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History, 6th and 7th editions and The Difference that Kids Make: Placing Children and Childhood in Canadian History. She has published widely including in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Social History, Diplomatic History, and the Journal of the History of Children and Youth. She has won the best article prizes from the Society for the History of Children and Youth and the Canadian Historical Association (History of Sexuality) and her research has been supported by numerous grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is a member of the Montreal History Group, a research group based at McGill University. She is currently working on two research projects involving the history of children and youth: the Miles for Millions walkathons (about youth activism and global consciousness in the 1960s and 70s); and policing kids in the 20th century North American city.

Selected Publications:

Books

Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).

Lara Campbell, Tamara Myers, and Adele Perry, eds., Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History, 7th Edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016) and 6th Edition (2010).

Mona Gleason and Tamara Myers, eds., Bringing Children and Youth into Canadian History:  The Difference Kids Make (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, Leslie Paris, and Veronica Strong-Boag, eds., Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

 

Articles and Chapters

“Didactic Sudden Death: Children, Police and Teaching Citizenship in the Age of Automobility,” for special issue on children and death, Journal of the History of Children and Youth 8,3 (Fall 2015): 451-75. Guest edited by Kathleen Jones, Lydia Murdoch, and Tamara Myers

“Local Action and Global Imagining: Youth, International Development, and the Walkathon Phenomenon in 1960s and 70s Canada,” Diplomatic History 38 (April 2014): 282-293.

Tamara Myers and Mona Gleason, “History of Childhood in Canada,” Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. (An annotated bibliography; approximately 85 entries).

“Blistered and Bleeding, Tired and Determined: Visual Representations of Children and Youth in the Miles for Millions Walkathon,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (2011), 245-75.

“Marching for Humanity: Global-Minded Youth and the Miles for Millions Walkathon in 1960s and 70s Canada,” Canada’s History Magazine (February 2012).

 “Sex, Gender, and the History of the Adolescent Body: 30 Years After “The Crime of Precocious Sexuality,” Journal of the History of Children and Youth 2:1 (January 2009), 95-102.

 “Le Tribunal et le corps des jeunes délinquant-e-s: justice des mineurs, corps et genre à Montréal, au XXe siècle," Histoire et sociétés: Revue Européene d'histoire sociale vol. 25-26 (avril 2008).

Tamara Myers and Mary Anne Poutanen, “Cadets, Curfews, and Compulsory Schooling: Mobilizing Anglophone Children in WWII Montreal,” Histoire sociale/Social History 76 (November 2005): 367-98.

“Embodying Delinquency: Boys’ Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice History in Early Twentieth-Century Quebec,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (USA), 14: 4 (October 2005): 383-414.

Tamara Myers and  Joan Sangster, “Retorts, Runaways and Riots: Patterns of Resistance in Canadian Reform Schools for Girls,” Journal of Social History (USA) 34:3 (Spring 2001): 669-97.

“The Voluntary Delinquent: Parents, Daughters and the Montreal Juvenile Delinquents’ Court in 1918,”  Canadian Historical Review 80:2 (June 1999): 242-268. reprinted in Chris McCormick and Len Green, eds., Crime and Deviance in Canada: Historical Perspectives (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005): 148-160.

“Women Policing Women: A Patrol Woman in Montreal in the 1910s,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Society NS 4 (Ottawa 1993): 229-245.

“Youth Consciousness, Delinquency, and the Montreal Miracle,” in William Bush and David Tanenhaus, eds., Ages of Anxiety: Delinquency in Global Perspective (New York: NYU Press, under review).

 “L’Escouade de la moralité juvénile de Montréal et la corruption des garçons dans les années 1940,” [“Guilty Men, Immoral Boys: the Montreal Police Juvenile Morality Squad and the Epidemic of Youth Corruption in the 1940s,”] in Jean-Philippe Warren, ed. Histoires de la sexualité au Québec, Éditions VLB, 2012.

“Nocturnal Disorder and the Curfew Solution: A History of Juvenile Sundown Regulations in Canada,” in Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, Leslie Paris, and Veronica Strong-Boag, eds., Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 95-114.

 “Women and Kids in the Court: Feminist History and Anthony Platt’s The Child Savers,” in Anthony Platt, The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutger’s University Press, 2009), 213-224. Expanded 40th anniversary edition.